These amazing anatomical drawings are from the esteemed Joseph Maclise who was a surgeon in the 1800’s.
In the intervals of his general medical practice he found time to produce fine anatomical publications, such as the ‘Surgical Anatomy’ in 1851.

We are lucky to have been able to acquire several of the pages form an original copy of the book of lithographs. Such as several seen here.

They provide insight into cultural attitudes towards mortality and mourning in the 19th century, as well as tremendous detail of the anatomy.

OTSE is showing an exhibition of this historical work from 14th October for 6 weeks.

Coloured lithograph by J Maclise, 1841/1844. Blood – Circulation. Human anatomy.